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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

 

The fall foliage is on it’s way and the Ozark region is one of the best places to take in the magnificent color.  With the cooler temps and changing leaves autumn can be one of the best times to experience Horseshoe Canyon.  Horseback riding, cook-outs, riding the zip-line and rock climbing are an example of what you can do doing your stay.  Give Jaime a call and make your reservation. 1-800-480-9635

Peek color happens near the end of Oct - the 1st part of Nov.

Peek color happens near the end of Oct – the 1st part of Nov.

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Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

With our 2014 season coming to an end we have hauled all but a few horses to winter pasture for some well deserved r & r.  Shoes off and an abundance of green grass, what more could a horse ask for on their winter break?

Timon enjoying  all that grass.

Timon enjoying all that grass.

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Yellow Snow.

Yellow Snow.

Sling Blade exploring his new surroundings.

Sling Blade exploring his new surroundings.

 

 

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Grab your scarf, pull out the leaf rake and put some hot water on the stove for a cup of hot chocolate.  Fall has arrived.  It’s that wonderful time of year when the air becomes crisp, the sky has a different hue of blue and the leaves change into the most beautiful colors.   We were a little worried about the Ozark color because of the dry summer season but low and behold mother nature still gave us a work of art.  A canvas of reds, oranges and yellows scattered across the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch valley.

 

Oct. 15 – The color is starting to really show.

 

October 20 – More color.

 

October 20 – One of my favorite ways to look at the fall colors is horseback.

 

October 20 – Fall means breeding season for the goats. This is one of our bucks (male) enjoying the fall sun with a doe (female).

 

October 24 – more change in the color.

 

October 24 – The horses after a day of work.

 

October 24 – A beautiful fall evening.

 

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October 24 – The color on the hills makes me think of a big patchwork quilt.

 

October 25 – The day the color is predicted to peak.

 

October 25 – Peak day for color. If you click on the photo to enlarge it you can see the breakfast cookout riders.

 

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

What is going on?  We were just in the mid 60’s and we blink for one second and what do we have? Snow!  It seems a bit early to be getting snow.  I wonder if this is a sign letting us know we are going to get more than usual this year.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Front gate at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch

Fall is one of our favorite seasons.  To us it means cooler weather, beautiful leaves, apple cider, pumpkins, and a time for family and friends to reunite.  What more could you ask for?

This year in the Dallas Morning News were listed as one of the 5 best places to see “autumn’s glory” in the U.S. . We were a little concerned with the extra hot weather and the lack of rain that all the leaves might just dry up, turn brown and fall off.  Fortunately this was not the case. Usually the best time to see the leaves at peak is the end of October. There is still some good color after that but then they start to fall off.

 

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Mother nature has brought us some “real” winter weather this season at the ranch.

The first storm was supposed to be the “big one” but we seemed to dodge the bullet.

1st came the freezing ranch. It turned to sleet. We were relieved when it turned to snow.

Barry & Marlin heading down to get the tractor to roll out some hay for the livestock.

Goats and horses waiting for the hay to come.

One of the petting zoo goats.

Marlin thinks he needs to go everywhere I go.

The kids (4 legged) seem to be handling the snow and cold okay.

This guy found a nice warm spot.

Storm #2

More snow than storm #1

Blue sky!

I see a goat dog - hello Mischief

Storm #3 was the biggest.  We received 18″ to 20″.

Driving down the ranch road.

Puzz

Snow monster!

The weather man has said that our weather is going to only get warmer from here on out.  Fifty degrees by Sat and in the sixties next week.  It is hard to believe as we sit looking out the window at all of that beautiful snow.

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Wonder what happens during the winter months at Horseshoe Canyon?  Projects… Oh you mean what does the livestock do during the winter months?  Not much.  They get a well deserved break after a season of trail rides.  As you can see below, in the photos, the horses just kind of hang out and eat hay.

Smokey

Thistle - hairy winter pony. She will be one in April. Time goes by so fast. It seems like we were just waiting for her to be born.

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The goats are equally as busy  this time of the year with the exception of them “baking” more goats – they should start kidding in April.

Lisa is starting to show. She is known for having triplets.

We always have a few early kiddings - this little guy was a day old in the photo, born Jan. 23.

This little girl is his twin sister. I have never known a goat to have twins that looked just alike. It is not unusual for them to be born different colors.

Occasionally we have surprise kids - either from purchasing a goat that turns out to be pregnant, how this kids came about or from some unauthorized breeding of young buck/billies. Which we frown upon at Horseshoe Canyon.